GAINESVILLE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Gainesville Police Department has arrested a man suspected of killing a beloved businessman and philanthropist at a local CVS.
Gainesville Police said Jack Hough was sitting in his car in the parking lot of the CVS on Park Hill Drive around 7:45 p.m. while his wife had gone into the drug store to get a prescription.
According to investigators, a man, only partially seen on surveillance, shot the 73-year-old twice during an apparent robbery attempt.
After an investigation, police say forensic evidence identified the suspect to be 24-year-old East Point resident DeMarvin Bennett. Around 2 a.m. Sunday, police located and arrested Bennett in East Point without incident.
Speaking on Sunday, Gainesville Police Chief Jay Parrish said police have recovered what they believe to be the murder weapon and are in the process of a forensic test on it.
Parrish said Bennett has been arrested before in the state of Georgia, but has not been arrested in Hall County until now.
Police investigators say Bennett and his girlfriend were in Gainesville area looking for work and housing.
Bennett is currently in custody in the Hall County Jail without bond. Officers have not yet released what he will be charged with.